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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Paul Clayton-Lea6 Stereo


Unknown: Fr Paul

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: The Week on 4

: We Are Still Married

This week Garrison Keillor , creator of Lake Wobegon , reads from his new anthology. Producer David Benedictus. Stereo


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Lake Wobegon
Producer: David Benedictus.

: News

: Science Friction

Eight programmes with Denise Robertson.
3: Out of Order
Discussing aggression and control are social psychologist Dr Peter Marsh , Professor of Chemistry Derek Bryce-Smith , colonial administrator
Jock Beesley and former convicted armed robber
John McVicar.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Denise Robertson.
Unknown: Dr Peter Marsh
Unknown: Derek Bryce-Smith
Unknown: Jock Beesley
Unknown: John McVicar.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: When the Boat Came In

In the third of four talks, Nigel Spivey describes how the Vietnamese
Boat People faced ethnic tensions - outside and within their own community. Producer Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Nigel Spivey
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Swan Moving by Elizabeth Taylor.
Reader Fiona Walker. Producer Sue Wilson


Reader: Elizabeth Taylor.
Reader: Fiona Walker.

: Daily Service

from St Paul 's Church, Birmingham, with Shirley Scott and the Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir.
Glory Be to God on High; Mark 4, vv 26-34;
Crucifixus; God, Your Glory We Have Seen


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Shirley Scott

: Going Down Fighting

Producer Martin Roberts eavesdrops on a group of Yorkshiremen trying to start their own company. (R)


Producer: Martin Roberts

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers Martin Jarvis and Elizabeth Bell.
Guest Liz Lochhead.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Liz Lochhead.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: Brain of Britain 1990

Chair Robert Robinson. The Final:
Margaret Stewart (tutor); James Eccieson (insurance broker); Gavin Brown (health service administrator); Jennifer Smallman (librarian). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Margaret Stewart
Unknown: James Eccieson
Unknown: Gavin Brown
Unknown: Jennifer Smallman
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

This week Tony (Baldrick) Robinson reads the 1989 Listening Corner story competition winners. Today: Beatrice, the Penguin Who Couldn't Get Her Feet Wet by Diana Webb. stereo (R)


Unknown: Diana Webb.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the novelist Erica Jong. New serial: Colette's
Bella-Vista, read in eight parts by Jane Lapotaire. Early one summer the famous French writer
Colette stayed at an inn in the South of France ... Abridged by Meg Clarke
Translated by Antonia White


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Erica Jong.
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Translated By: Antonia White

: Play: The Pope's Brother


: Archive Atlas

Letter from
Northamptonshire David Owen Norris relives his Midlands past. Producer Julian Hale (R)


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

Behind a conductor's performance may lie years of study and research. Michael Berkeley talks to Sir Charles Mackerras , Andrew Davis and Graham Jenkins about musical detective work. Stereo


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sir Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Graham Jenkins

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: To Keep the Memory Green

The last in the series with Humphrey Carpenter :
The Lewis Carroll Society.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: The Monday Play

Tom Stoppard Season: Professional Foul
Anderson is an English professor travelling to
Czechoslovakia to attend a conference on ethics.
His real reason for going, however, is to see a football international....
Sacha Stefan Ceba
Captain ..... George Pravda Crisp John Bull Broadbent Bill Monks Chamberlain
..................Manning Wilson Director Gordon House (R)
A BBC World Service production


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Sacha Stefan Ceba
Anderson: Peter Barkworth
McKendrick: John Shrapnel
Hollar: Nigel Anthony
Chetwyn: Andrew Branch
Stone: Christopher Muncke
Chairman: Ivan Jelinek
Mrs Hollar: Susan Strawson

: The Great Bicycle Race

Now that the Tour de
France is over for this year, cycling enthusiast Les Woodland looks at the background to the race.

: Kaleidoscope

Tony Palmer looks at a new reference book which lists Bryan Ferry under Kathleen Ferrier ; Dante's Inferno reaches the TV screens; and a Welsh theatre company has a futuristic new production.
Producer Julian May. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Angelo Eric Linklater 's satire on the waste of war.
The sixth of ten parts read by Robert Urquhart. Abridged by Trevor Royle Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Angelo Eric Linklater
Read By: Robert Urquhart.
Abridged By: Trevor Royle
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The Marx Brothers'
Lost Radio Shows
The classic comedy team are recreated in the first of six shady adventures. Groucho Marx/Waldorf T
Flywheel Michael Roberts
Chico Marx/Emmanuel
With the vocal talents of Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly. Original scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Adapted by Mark Brisenden Music David Firman
Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo (R)


Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Ravelli: Frank .Lazarus

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Features about the OU
11.50 Information Technology in the Motor Industry

: Talking about Music

Seven programmes with Antony Hopkins.


Unknown: Antony Hopkins.

: News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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